Belva Davis

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Television And Radio Journalist (1932)
Sat Aug 07 2021
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Relationship Timeline Of Belva Davis

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Husband : William Moore
Belva Davis and William Moore exchanged marriage vows in 1967. Since then, the husband-wife duo is living a healthy married life.
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Ex-husband : Frank Davis
Belva Davis and Frank Davis married on January 1, 1952, and also shared two kids. But later, they separated and got divorced.

Belva Davis, an American television and radio journalist, is the first African-American woman to serve on the United States of West Coast as a television reporter. Davis has also been honored by the American Women in Radio and Television and the National Association of Black Journalists, winning eight Emmy Awards.

Belva has achieved widespread fame and is rewarded handsomely for her outstanding career. But what about her private life? Do you know if Davis is married? Or is she living a single life now? In the following sections, you will learn all you need to know about it.

Is Belva Davis Married? Who is Her Husband? 

The 88-year-old Belva Davis is a happily married woman. Her husband is none other than William Moore (Bill Moore), who worked for KTVU as a photographer and was the first African American news cameraman on the U.S. West Coast.

Belva Davis is Living a Healthy Married Life With Her Husband.
Picture: Belva Davis  Married William Moore in 1967.
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The couple met in 1963 while working at KPIX-TV. Then they married in 1967 after dating for some months. Since then, the husband-wife duo is living a healthy, partnered life. The couple, on the other hand, has not welcomed children into their marriage.

Previously, Mr. and Mrs. Moor lived in the Presidio Heights district of San Francisco but currently reside in Petaluma, California. Rebecca Soteros also lives in California.

Emmy-Award-Winner Belva Davis's Failed Conjugality

Earlier, Davis exchanged the marriage vows with Frank Davis on January 1, 1952. The ex-partner shared two children, Darolyn Davis (daughter) and Steven Davis (son).

Belva Davis Has Two Children.
Belva Davis's Daughter, Darolyn Davis with Her Daughter.
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Frank, Belva's husband, was dissatisfied with her wife's job. That's why Belva separated and got a divorce from her husband. However, their divorced date has been under wraps.

Know Belva Davis's Net Worth

Belva Davis holds a net worth of $12 million in early 2021, earned from her journalism career. In contrast, another American journalist, Courtney Hazlett, has a net worth of $2 million.

She also belongs to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as an honorary member and a member of Links Inc. She probably gathered a handsome amount of money from here also.

Moreover, Belva, the mother of two kids, is also an author. She wrote a bookNever in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman's Life in Journalism (cost=$31.72) which includes her own story. Her quotes are 'Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality,' 'If you can dream it, you can make it so,' etc.

 Belva Davis Holds a Net Worth of $12 Million.
Picture: Belva Davis is Holding an Award.
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Furthermore, Davis won many awards and achievements from her professional career. National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame, International Women's Media Foundation are some of them.

Inside The Early Life of Belva Davis

Belva Davis was born Belvagene Melton on Thursday, October 13, 1932, to John Melton and Florence Howard Melton in Monroe, Louisiana. Her father was a sawmill worker, whereas her mom was a laundress. She has three siblings whose identity is under wraps.

Belva and her family, including aunts and cousins (all total 11 people), moved into a two-bedroom apartment in Oakland's West Oakland area when she was eight years old. Later in the 1940s, she relocated to her own house in Berkeley, California, afforded by her parents.

Talking about her education, Belva graduated from Berkeley High school in 1951. She then applied to San Francisco State University and was accepted, but she could not afford it due to her parents' financial difficulties.

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